Decision details

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on the MTFP and agree the financial strategy and process for 2022/23 budget proposals.


RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)            approved the budget planning process as referenced in paragraph 26;

(b)           approved the timeline for key financial reports during 2021/22 as set out in appendix A;

(c)            approved the financial strategy as referenced in paragraphs 18 to 23 and as set out in appendix B;

(d)           approved the allocation of a further £240k to support the Councils response to the climate change and ecological emergency as referenced in paragraph 25; and

(e)            noted the updated MTFP position and the key financial planning assumptions as set out in appendix C.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council


To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which require councils to have a rolling multi-year medium term financial plan.

To provide Cabinet with the latest high-level overview of the medium-term financial plan.

To present a proposed financial strategy to support the delivery of a balanced budget for 2021/22.

Report author: Adam Richens

Publication date: 25/06/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/07/2021

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